When I read Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder I didn’t think a “review” would do any good at all. Little House in the Big Woods has a certain charm and purity to it that makes it impossible for me to write a review that does the book justice. And so after a lot of thinking I decided to write a letter to Laura every time I read through a Little House book. I mean, I already talk to book characters in my head so why not write letters to them? I have Jo at Wear The Old Coat to thank for giving me permission to do this. She had come up with the original idea of writing letters to book characters. I recommend that you read her series of Letters To… as they are absolutely brilliant! Especially her Letters to Anne post!
I fell in love with Little House on the Prairie when I was younger but I didn’t know it was a part of a series of books that told about your life. So when I found out I went to the used bookstore and bought all the books I could that featured you. I quickly connected to you when I read Little House on the Prairie so I was excited to meet one of my favorite people again. You are a delightful girl to spend the hours with. You make such a good friend, Laura. And don’t worry about your brown hair. I also used to be jealous of all those girls with blonde hair when I was younger but now I know how great the color brown is (not that blonde is not pretty, of course). I look forward to seeing more of your adventures, Laura! 🙂
Dear, Laura’s Ma and Pa
You are such great role models! You have one of my favorite families in literature. And I love the songs and stories that Pa always shares.